Education Program

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Education Program

Getting to the heart of the matter

A degree in education for UT Permian Basin helps prepare students for roles as teachers, administrators, principals, and other rewarding careers in schools and universities.

From K-8 to high school and postsecondary, there are opportunities for teachers at every level of the public and private school system.

Earn Your Degree- For Free!

At UT Permian Basin your college education is transformative, and money shouldn't hold you back. The Falcon Free program can cover your tuition costs and mandatory fees.


OC2UTPB: Teaching in 3

Our three-year accelerated teacher education program is designed to get more teachers into classrooms at a faster pace.


Interested in teaching STEM?

Funding is available for future STEM teachers! 

UTeach Scholarship

Why Education at UTPB?

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Earn a degree from our TEA nationally accredited program



Numerous certifications available

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Every community needs a teacher

Why should you study Education?

The education degree at UTPB is an adaptable path for students who envision a future in service to young minds. Our Bachelor of Arts in Education provides the flexibility to create a degree plan best suited for your academic and career goals.

Students who choose to major in Education can get certified to become a teacher in multiple areas. See what it takes to earn your teacher certification while working towards your degree.

Teacher Certifications

Teacher Residency

The Teacher Residency program at UT Permian Basin allows students to be employed part-time by the school district, and receive a salary. Teacher residents are placed in a classroom for two semesters, working alongside an experienced mentor teacher and grade-level team. During the teacher residency, the mentor teacher and a University site supervisor provide coaching and support. Residencies are currently available only with Ector County ISD and Midland ISD.

Teacher Residency Information

What industry-specific skills will I learn?

Our program at UT Permian Basin is designed to provide future elementary and middle school teachers with a sounds academic foundation in the Humanities, Science, Mathematics, and Social Sciences, combined with reading and pedagogy preparation.

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